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MARC CHASE: A happily disclosed conflict of interest

MARC CHASE: A happily disclosed conflict of interest

Full disclosure: I now may have to admit a conflict of interest. And I've never been so excited before to admit I may have been wrong.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

Sometimes folks with the biggest hearts lack comparably sized pocketbooks.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

Let’s ponder “our children” and “their children.”

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
Giving dad a dog?

Giving dad a dog?

Flora, one of many pit mixes at the Humane Society of the Calumet Area, poses for her picture to be taken Sunday during a adoption event at the shelter in Munster. All adoption fees were waived on Father's Day for anyone who adopted a new fur baby.

June 15, 2014 6:16 pm
Giving dad a dog?

Giving dad a dog?

The Clay family, Mike, right, Nathan and Elaine, look for a special pet to take home Sunday afternoon at an Empty the Shelter weekend event at the Humane Society of the Calumet Area in Munster. All the adoption fees were waived on Father's Day as the shelter participated in the Rachel Ray $1…

June 15, 2014 6:16 pm
MARC CHASE: Bonds of heart in eyes of beholder

MARC CHASE: Bonds of heart in eyes of beholder

"She has my eyes, Dad."

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

There isn't a parent among us who hasn't feared the loss of a child. It's a natural, primal fear of anyone blessed with the privilege of raising children.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

Sometimes you swing for the fences but take solace in a single.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Adoption subsidy waiting list leaves many in bind

SOUTH BEND | Debbie Moss can easily recite the unexpected conversation with a judge that led to her adopting her three grandsons from Mishawaka.

February 09, 2014 12:01 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

One of the most unique places in Indiana is Mount Baldy on the southern rim of Lake Michigan.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to reduce the income taxes paid by families with children as part of his plan to promote marriage and childbearing in Indiana.

December 19, 2013 11:19 pm Related
Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

December 17, 2013 11:14 am
MARC CHASE: Pence adoption tax credit deserves, well, adoption

MARC CHASE: Pence adoption tax credit deserves, well, adoption

Adoption is one of the most magical things one can experience. It enriches the lives of adopted children and adoptive parents in profound ways.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: In matters of race, color just doesn't matter

MARC CHASE: In matters of race, color just doesn't matter

"Why is your daughter black?"

October 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond woman challenges grandson's adoption

CROWN POINT | A Hammond woman is questioning why officials favor her grandson's adoption by a foster family over his own family.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
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